Liability Defense For Vessel Collision Claims
Collisions between ships, barges, boats and other vessels often have significant financial and legal consequences. These dangerous events could expose marine companies to significant liability risk — which may involve pollution, property damage or crew members’ injuries.
While marine companies typically do everything in their power to avoid vessel collisions, accidents can still happen. When collisions occur, businesses should contact a professional advocate to represent their interests.
At Tonkin & Mondl, L.C., our attorneys skillfully investigate, negotiate and litigate vessel collision insurance claims. We have ample experience with insurance disputes as well as maritime law cases. Contact our firm to defend your company against liability for a recent ship collision.
Representing Commercial Vessel Owners And Marine Businesses
Ship collisions are complex. This complexity may increase if the case concerns a port property, hazardous cargo or potential manufacturing defects among other unique factors. However, you should not suffer costs for which you are not responsible.
You can entrust your case to our maritime lawyers, who may:
- Interview witnesses, including crew members
- Facilitate communications to prevent accidental admission of fault
- Recruit industry experts to assess damages and provide testimony
- Gather technical and factual evidence in support of your claim or defense
- Protect your company’s interests in trial or arbitration
Because we frequently represent clients facing insurance disputes, we possess a sophisticated understanding of the process. We know how to strategically communicate with insurance companies to reach the best outcome possible. The team of attorneys at Tonkin & Mondl, L.C., can aggressively shield your business from financial stress following a collision.
Seeking Damages For Recreational Boating Accidents
Yachts, fishing boats and other recreational watercraft may also collide with vessels or waterway obstacles. If you or another party has crashed your boat, we can help. While your case may not be as legally complex as a large commercial ship collision, we still devote the time and attention that each case needs.
Consult With Our Dedicated Team
Based in St. Louis, our law firm serves clients throughout Missouri, the Midwest and the nation. Call 314-231-2794 or complete our contact form to schedule a prompt consultation with our attorneys.